The UCL Centre for Global Health Economics

Dr Geordan Shannon

Geordan trained as a medical doctor in Australia prior to joining the Institute of Global Health to complete her PhD. She is concurrently working as the Medical Director of DB Peru, leading cervical cancer prevention in Amazonian communities.

Her current research employs mixed methodology to explore how to better quantify gender inequality at an individual level in rural Peru using existing national data. Other research interests include health inequities in Indigenous populations, sexual and reproductive health, human rights approaches to public health, and sustainable community-led approaches to healthcare.

Prior to commencing her PhD, she attended the University of Cambridge (Master of Philosophy in Public Health (Hon.) 2011) the University of Geneva (Advanced Certificate in Health and Human Rights, 2011) and the University of Newcastle Australia (Bachelor of Medicine (Hon.) 2008). As a medic, she has worked in various settings, including remote Indigenous Australia, post-Tsunami Sri Lanka, and the Peruvian Amazon. She has also performed volunteer consultancy with the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation and Human Rights Watch (Women’s Rights Division).

Projects

Evaluating Novo Nordisk’s Base of the Pyramid (BoP) project in Kenya